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Partnership with Thomson Industries for Linear Motion Components

Bre Hargreaves VP Product / Sep 5th, 2018

Vention, the first digital manufacturing platform dedicated to machine design, and Thomson Industries, a global leader in mechanical motion technology, are announcing their partnership for linear motion components compatible with the Vention hardware and software platform.

The Vention platform allows for the design, order and commissioning of factory equipment in just days. Premium custom linear axes can now be added to any design created in Vention’s MachineBuilder. Thomson’s shafts and linear bearings will enable a new range of high-duty cycle applications such as 7th axes, palletizers, cartesian robots and more. The integration of Thomson components in Vention’s digital workflow enables unparalleled speed and simplicity when creating linear motion systems.

Benefits for customers include:

  • Accelerated design and delivery of premium linear axes
  • Real-time pricing of full solution while designing in the MachineBuilder™
  • Available for timing belt- and ball screw-driven applications
  • 4 lengths available for next-day delivery (585mm, 855mm, 1530mm, 2295mm)

“The integration of Thomson components in Vention’s platform will greatly expand the range of automated equipment that can be designed, ordered and commissioned at unparalleled speed,” said Patrick Halde, VP of Business Development at Vention.

Kyle Thompson, Thomson Product Innovation Manager, said, “We know that engineers are busier than ever. They need to design and build quickly so they can move on to their next project. Vention offers a unique platform that enables both of these aspects and drastically reduces the overall design cycle. We’re excited for Thomson to be part of the Vention library and to expand the portfolio of potential machine applications within the platform.”



Vention is the first digital manufacturing platform dedicated to machine design. It provides a fully integrated 3D MachineBuilder™ and modular components library that lets users design, order and assemble custom industrial equipment directly from a web browser in just a few days. Vention serves hundreds of clients in the robotics, aerospace and automotive industries.

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About Thomson Industries, Inc.

With more than 70 years of motion control innovation and quality, Thomson is the industry’s premier producer of Linear Ball Bushing® Bearings and Profile Rail Bearings, 60 Case® Shafting, ground and rolled Ball Screws, Linear Actuators, Gearheads, Clutches, Brakes, Linear Systems and related accessories. Thomson invented the Linear Ball Bushing Bearing in 1945, and has set the standard ever since with an unsurpassed set of mechanical motion control solutions serving global commercial and aerospace and defense markets. Thomson Industries, Inc. has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.

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